Application Process

Step 1 - Apply

Once you have conviction that you want to be a Kauffman Fellow, applying for the program is the easy part. The process consists of completing an online application form, and as a part of that form, giving the contact details of 2 individuals that we may use as a reference throughout the process. 

There is a $250 non-refundable application fee.

Applications for Class 27 are now closed. If you are interested in being notified when the application process for Class 28 opens in early-Fall 2022, please complete our Class 28 Interest Form.

Step 2 - Interview

The written application only goes so far in portraying an accurate picture of who you are. There is much more we’d like to know about you—and you about us.

Candidates with strong applications will then be invited to participate in a series of interviews with our team and select Kauffman Fellows via online video. Interviews typically run 30-60 minutes.


Key Dates

Early-Fall 2021

Applications for Class 27 Open

December 3, 2021

Early-submission deadline. 

January 14, 2022

Final submission deadline. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

January 28, 2022

Scholarship application deadline. Scholarship applications will not be accepted after this date.

Mid-February 2022

If selected to move forward, candidates are notified of interview assignments. 

April 2022

Candidates are notified of Admissions Decisions

June 12-15, 2022

Module 1 is held. Attendance at the entirety of Module 1 is required and we intend to meet in person, dependent upon COVID-19 regulations.